Crédit Nisse Schmidt.

Vasaloppet: More Than a Race

TRANSLATED BY CAROLINE CARDEN AND THOMAS SHACKLOCK Every year, Sweden’s mythic cross-country ski race draws thrill-seekers from all over the world. But for locals, it represents a link between the past, present, and future. With skis attached and sticks in hand, Vasaloppet [“Vasa’s race”] participants set out for a true marathon each year. Determined to […]

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Le chercheur Sylvain Crépon se prête au jeu des questions-réponses lors de la conférence aux Jardins du Luxembourg. Crédit Alexis Clot.

European Cooperation serving research

TRANSLATED BY MARINE MULCEY AND CAROLINE CARDEN March 23rd through 25th, Paris hosted members of the COST Action IS13081, dedicated to the study of populist strategies in Europe. Discussions of the topic were open to the public on Friday the 24th during a conference at the Palais du Luxembourg where different participants (researchers, journalists…) debated. […]

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Les bâtiments de la banque centrale européenne. Crédit MPD01605 (Flickr).

The European Central Bank: Under German Influence? (2/2)

TRANSLATED BY CAROLINE CARDEN AND THOMAS SHACKLOCK The arrival of Mario Draghi as president of the European Central Bank (ECB) in 2011 opposed the ordoliberalism advocated by Germany. The previous June, the ECB was fully devoted to German economic policy. But is a policy change really possible? To answer this question, Le Journal International tries […]

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Les ruines de Palmyre, Syrie, 2009. Crédit andrelambo (Pixabay).

Looting Syria: “Blood antiquities”

Translated by Caroline Carden and Sarah White Over the years, Syria has been dominated by Persians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, and Arabs, to name a few. The first traces of agriculture and livestock farming were found there, as well as the first alphabet. Syria has always been a crossroads of cultures, and the country’s historic legacy […]

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GDP: an outdated indicator

TRANSLATED BY LAURA DELAGRANGE AND CAROLINE CARDEN Historically, countries which pollute the most have a high level of GDP growth. China (6-7%), India (7%) and the United States (2.5%) – three high-carbon economies – take the lead of countries emitting the largest quantities of CO2 (non-EU). While many envy Germany’s economic growth, questioning our economic […]

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Buenos Aires, from Kirchner to Macri, part 1 : The ‘before and after’ of a Latin American capital

TRANSLATED BY NAJWA WAHBI AND CAROLINE CARDEN Over a year ago, in December 2015, the current president of Argentina, Mauricio Macri, replaced by Cristina Kirchner. A transition from left to right, the reopening of the markets… a political change that pleases the international players An analysis taken from the capital, Buenos Aires. At the end […]

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The hidden face of the Syrian revolution

TRANSLATED BY NAJWA WAHBI AND CAROLINE CARDEN On Saturday, January 21, 2017, Sciences Po Strasbourg’s Cultural Policy and Management Masters program, in partnership with La Filature’s Festival Les Vagamondes (a performing arts theatre in Mulhouse, France), organized a public discussion with Syrian graphic artist Sana Yazigi about her “Creative Memory of the Syrian Revolution” project […]

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Crédit Envolée Culturelle DR.

My brother’s husband: homosexuality in the land of the Rising Sun?

Original article reproduced in partnership and with permission from L’Envolée Culturelle. TRANSLATED BY CAROLINE CARDEN AND ALISON ARLOW My Brother’s Husband is a manga written by Gengoroh Tagame and published by Akata. It is still being produced in the land of the rising sun as well as in France, and will reach the Anglophone market this […]

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Crédit Jackie Ramirez.

Charity, the Chinese Way

TRANSLATED BY CAROLINE CARDEN AND NIAMH WEEKES Luo Yixiao, a 5-year-old Chinese girl, died this Christmas Eve despite numerous donations to pay for her medical expenses. The matter has been controversial following suspected fraud surrounding the donation collection. Le Journal International had a look into charity in China. On November 14, 2017, Luo Yixiao was diagnosed […]

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The end of swiss banking secrecy

TRANSLATED BY NAJWA WAHBI AND CAROLINE CARDEN Following the rift created by the FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act), the Swiss Confederation’s banking secrecy is once again put to the test. The Automatic Exchange of Banking Information (AEOI) entered into force on January 1st. Three years ago, the FATCA challenged a fundamental principle of the […]

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